The Awards were established to honor epic fantasy author David Gemmell, following his death in 2006, and were first awarded in 2009. The three award categories -- Best Novel (Legend), Best Newcomer (Morningstar), and Best Cover Art (Ravenheart) -- are all named for Gemmell novels and focus on works in the epic fantasy aka heroic fantasy subgenre that David Gemmell made his own.
Once a longlist has been curated the Gemmell Awards are open to public vote -- and voting is now on for the shortlist of 5 books (closing on 31 March). To find out more or "get in behind" a NZ book abroad, follow these links:
The direct link to the voting page is here:
Note: For keen voters, to complete the voting process it's necessary to scroll to the bottom of the longlist and click “Vote.” "